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Chapter & SIG Handbook

25 Jun 2022

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA®) is the world’s largest membership association for game developers.

Our mission is to make game development a sustainable, fulfilling career for anyone with the desire and aptitude to pursue it.  We have Chapters on six continents and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) led by developers around the world, all dedicated to supporting game developers at every stage of their career.

  • IGDA special interest groups (SIGs) are virtual, global communities of the IGDA centered on a specific topic of interest relevant to game development – whether it is related to a discipline, a common interest, or a policy issue.  SIGs connect developers around the world for the purpose of group learning, identification of challenges, advancing their focus in the industry, and networking. Each SIG is run by volunteer advocates of the organization. As a component of the international organization, each SIG shares and supports the overarching mission of the IGDA.
  • An IGDA chapter is a local component of the IGDA and is one of the primary ways that the IGDA supports the global game development community. Run by volunteer leaders and supported by the IGDA’s international headquarters, a chapter represents the IGDA locally and advances the organization’s mission in its designated region.

Learn more about running an IGDA Chapter or SIG in this handbook.

Link: Chapter & SIG Handbook (Google Doc)

Link: Student Chapter Handbook (Google Doc)

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